Last edit: 05-03-17 Graham Wideman
|"Data Cube" as Framework for Understanding Decision
Article created: 98-07-17
The models below are ones that I drew at SDSU to communicate the role of information in supporting the decision process.
Given the basic business model:
. . . we can use this as a basis for understanding our "enterprise data" -- the data that we might bring together, aggregate and analyze for Decision Support purposes. At a coarse level, this can be conceptualized as a "data cube":
This model leads us to distinguish between two types of data:
Once this kind of environment is in place, it becomes eminently practical to ask Decision Support questions such as (just a few examples of interest at SDSU):
Much of the work to be done in harnessing (or "mining") existing Operational information systems consists of:
An understanding of the "Dimensions" also enables better communication between systems which in turn allows the systems to support better-integrated work-processes and more seamless communication with customers.
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